Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A+ Ankles

I need your thoughts on the subject...

You see I love ankle boots. I LOVE them! Every time I see them I think, "I want a pair of those!" And then, just when I am about to purchase a pair, I see some awful photo of someone with "softball calves," as my husband likes to call them, wearing them and they don't look so hot.

So share your thoughts here... do you need to be 5'7 with legs to wear ankle boots? Or can us average girls, as in 5'5, work these boots out?

16 comments:

diane said...

Ankle boots are flattering for every one. The key is: you never want the boot to hit mid calf, it makes your legs look fat.

Lilith said...

I adore ankle boots.

Becca Shelby said...

I LOVE them on models-but I'm 5'7 and if I'm not careful about the height of the ankle shaft, they do indeed make my KNEES look fat-bizarre maybe, but even my mother-who vetos very little, has nixed some ones that I LOVED on the shelf.

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ana b. said...

I love them too. But I think height doesn't matter as much as the shape of your legs. You need to skinniest legs and a certain type of ankle boot so that it doesn't end up looking like pigs trotters!

Geisslein said...

I think everyone can wear them - and I really love them too, unfortunately I can not walk in high heels...*sigh*
Wish you a great day, sunny greetings from germany, geisslein

Mango Gal said...

I LOVE ankle boots too, but at the same time I was also afraid of the giant calves thing. Finally I went to the store one day and tried on every style they had. Eventually I learned that for me at my hieght of 5'5", they need to hit right below the ankle. Now...I'm on an ankle boot rampage!!

Monica said...

I love ankle boots, I own a couple of pairs. It all comes down to who wears them and with what. DON'T let horrible people sabotage your love for them!! :D

amy b.s. said...

i'm hoping they are flattering on everyone because i so want a pair too, but at 5' 6" and convinced that i have cankels, i'm a little scared to try them. go for it and let me know your thoughts...i am assuming that it depends on where the boot hits like everyone is saying to hopefully you'll find the perfect length to recommend!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

just need small ankles. that's all. cankles can't handle the ankle boots.

{tig} said...

Adore ankle boots -- if you're worried about your calves, wearing them with jeans folded over as the girl in the first image should do the trick . . .

Carolyn said...

EVERY pair is different in where and how it hits your leg. I have really muscular calves, but have a TON of ankle boots. I say go for it!!

Hanako66 said...

you can totally work it out...even if you are a shorty like me:)

Osiris The Great said...

Get a pair! That's what heels are for...making the 5'5" girls 5'7" ish.

Erica said...

i'm 5'4" and wear them! but i think when you're in this height range what helps is to wear them with tights of the same color or wear nude-colored ones. ankle boots kind of break of your leg and make you look shorter so this helps negate that and keep a continuous line. just my two cents!

Tilda + Mimi said...

go for them!
pair them with a longuette skirt or pants, or jeans. not a mini - that's what I mean.
everybody deserves the right to wear what s/he wants. just make it look your best. who cares if we're not all super models!

agentnoir said...

i don't think mastering the look of ankle boots is as simple as height. I think its a combination of the length of your pants/dress, where the boot hits your ankle and if you can rock it. sounds crazy but i truly believe so much of lookin hot in an outfit or accessory is about owning the look!i'm confident you could rock it! :)